Dovas was born in Konitsa, Epirus on December 20, 1898. He graduated from the Greek military academy in 1918, furthering his studies in Paris, France. He distinguished himself as an officer during the Greek Civil War and was eventually promoted to Lieutenant General and head of the Greek Military High Command. Later, he was attached to the Palace.
Dovas was appointed Prime Minister of a caretaker government on September 20, 1961 and conducted the elections of October 29, 1961 which - according to the opposition - were characterised by unprecedented "violence and corruption". Dovas handed power to Constantine Karamanlis on November 4 of that same year and retired from public life.
He died in 1972.
|Prime Minister of Greece
September 20, 1961 - November 4, 1961